Departure from the car park at the bottom of the Breya chairlift

First go up the ski slope "Petite Breya" and then continue straight on the road. After a long flat, turn right onto the summer road that joins the Relais d'Arpette. Go up the valley to the limit of the vegetation where the slopes straighten up a little.
The collar is almost always visible. Pass on the left of "La Barme" at point 2144 then on the left of the moraine at point 2370 (Fenêtre d'Arpette on the right) and continue until the pass.

Possibility to take the chairlift of La Breya and go down by the toboggan run to gain about 1 hour of climb.

Col des Ecandies

  • Duration: About 4 hours (ascent only)
  • Distance: 6.8 km
  • Period: From December to April
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Difference level: + 1286 meters
  • Minimum altitude: 1640 meters
  • Maximum altitude: 2786 meters
  • Starting point: 46.031810 / 7.106700
  • Starting altitude: 1640 meters
  • Endpoint: 46.008980 / 7.034870
  • Arrival altitude: 2786 meters